Changed the Blog Address…Again!

•October 25, 2010 • Leave a Comment

For the last time we have changed the blog address.  I’ve added several new post over at

Go check it out to see what we’ve been up to and be sure to save the new address!


Miss Emma Has Her First Broken Bone :(

•October 10, 2010 • Leave a Comment

We made it home Friday night after a fun filled week at the beach with Aunt Beth & the boys! Unfortunately, we were about to get ready to head to Tate Farm’s when Emma tripped and broke her wrist in 2 places. She immediately jumped up and was holding her left wrist and I could tell she was in pain. She normally bounces back so quickly when she falls and this time she didn’t. After about 10 or so minutes I decided to take her to the HH Urgent Care that is only 5 minutes from our house. Luckily, she was in such good spirits after we got in the car and was in such a good mood throughout the entire ordeal. She was absolutely perfect for the xray & when they gave her a splint & sling. They are supposed to call us in the morning and let us know when her appt with the ortho is and we’ll go & find out if she needs a cast. I’m sure they’ll give her one. I just hope that’s it. She’s done really well with the whole thing but she hates her sling. Plus it doesn’t stay on her arm so who knows. She’s trying to adjust to only using one arm but that’s hard for a 3 year old. The dr said to expect 4-6 weeks in a splint or cast. Here she is with her gigantic boo boo.

I’ve got lots of pictures to share from our beach trip but I’m too worn out to post them right now.  I’ve been in zombie land since yesterday but starting to get some energy back.  With only 2 adults and 4 small children, it’s going to take awhile to get back to normal!  Plus yesterday was really hard on me and probably harder than it was on Emma.  Somehow I managed to go my entire life without a broken bone or sprain and my 3 year old has 2 broken bones.  Hard news for a mommy.  But it happens.  Especially if you are clumsy like Emma!  🙂

Who Knew Cookie Sheets Could Be So Funny!

•September 30, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Hudson, You Are 10 Months Old! (a few days late)

•September 27, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Wow, I can’t believe that in only 2 short months we will be celebrating your 1st birthday!  You 1st birthday is 2 days before Thanksgiving this year.  We’ll have to take a break from turkey & dressing to eat some cake & ice cream.  🙂

So what are you up to these days sweet boy?

  • You probably weigh over 22 lbs by now
  • Wearing 12-18 & 18-24 month clothes
  • Still in size 3 diapers but about to be in size 4
  • You eat like a horse! You’ve been eating all table food for probably 1.5 now and you will not eat baby food!  We had spaghetti last night and you loved it!  You eat lots of veggies like peas, green beans, corn, carrots, chicken, macaroni & cheese, grilled cheese, and whatever I put on your tray.
  • Not much luck with the sippy cup yet but I usually only try once a day.  You’ll drink some juice/water but not much.
  • Still drinking 6-8 oz of formula every 3 hours but plan to switch to whole milk at 11 months.
  • You started clapping the other day!
  • You try to wave bye bye and it’s so cute
  • Already have 8 teeth!  4 on top and 4 on bottom
  • You started crawling at 9.5 months and you are so fast!  You love going into your sister’s room and dumping all of her kitchen toys on the floor!
  • You are pulling up on everything and even cruising the furniture sometimes.  I love to watch you.
  • We had to lower your crib mattress b/c I was afraid you would tumble out!
  • I’ve been noticing you rolling over to your belly after I put you down at night and I think that’s what is causing you to wake up.  You’ve definitely been waking up alot in the night the past 2 weeks!
  • About 2 months ago you started taking baths with Emma and only once since then have you taken a bath by yourself.  Your sister loves splashing with you!
  • Most of the time you still take short naps at home but sometimes I can get an hour of you.
  • You are just such a happy baby & I love your big smile!  🙂

Busy Little Bees!

•September 27, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Our family has been so busy and I think we will be going non-stop until after the new year!  I’ve got several Thirty-One parties coming up and a couple of them are in Nashville.  I’ve also got to go to Murfreesboro this week for a Thirty-One meeting.  I absolutely LOVE my new job and I’m very excited for my first home party this Saturday with an old friend.

I remember back when Emma was a baby and how we had to keep her isolated from the outside world and would only get out for doctor’s appts that first year.  My how times have changed.  It seems that our weeks are full of school, dance class, lots of playgroups, gym for mommy, and other things thrown into our week.  I feel like we are just going going going!  I love it though and I’m very excited for some really fun things coming up in the next couple of weeks that I will share about later.

In other news, Hudson turned 10 months on the 23rd!  Only 2 more months until the big birthday!  He’s growing so much and such a blessing.  I don’t know what I ever did without him.  I am constantly telling George that I feel like Hudson just completes our family.  There is nothing better than watching those sweet little monkeys play together.

Friday night I went to Nashville with my friend Sam and we went to Chelsea Handler at the Bridgestone Arena.  I love me some Chelsea & it was a good show.  I was very upset though b/c she always announces that she will sign everybody’s book.  So I make sure and take her last book that came out and carried it to dinner and then to the show.  I actually ran into a friend from high school and he said his wife went to a Greenhill’s bookstore earlier that day and she was doing autographs.  I thought I had missed out.  Then during the show she mentions that after the show she would be doing autographs so I got really excited again.  My friend and I go get in line which was crazy long (probably 200 people or more) and someone tells us that the only way to get a signature was to buy the book there and they would give you an armband and a sticky note inside the book.  What?????  So we finally asked someone else and they confirmed it.  I would not be getting an autograph unless I bought the same exact book from their booth and got back in line.  Grrrr!  I was so upset.  I’ve been waiting like 5 months or so for this night.  We ended up leaving and eventually I got over it but I’m still a little bummed.  Why can’t they announce that ahead of time??  Whatever.

My sweet husband took Emma & Hudson too Cookeville on Saturday morning and let me have the weekend to myself.  I didn’t get home from Nashville until 3pm on Saturday.  Who is familiar with the Pancake Pantry?? it was DELICIOUS!  We had to stand in line in the sun for exactly 1 hour but it was so worth it.  I told George that he’ll have to go with me next time.  My friend Sam got their sweet potato pancakes & they were awesome!

Okay, I’m ready for bed so here are some pictures from the past week!

I took Emma & Hudson to Dublin maybe 2 weeks ago and it was so fun! Hudson LOVES to swing just like his sister!

I set up a table at Kidventure last Monday for Thirty-one and I made fruit pizza and cupcakes for the kiddos and their mommys.

The other day I heard Hudson in Emma's room and walked in to find this. He loves her kitchen and he will dump everything into the floor and just sit there and play.

Snow White posing for a picture!

Our friend Adam is making these drums called Om Box ( I think) and he gave George one and we are sending him pictures of Emma playing one. She loves to feel the beat!

Spaghetti night at our house was a success! Hudson LOVES it! He went straight into the bath after that!

Footprints Ministry

•September 17, 2010 • 1 Comment

Hudson's face is so funny in this picture! He had been blowing bubbles.

Silly face #1

Silly painful face #2

She looks so sweet! I sat down at the computer and looked over at her and she was sprawled out on the coffee table watching her shows before bedtime.

So tonight I finally got to go help out with Footprints Ministry at the hospital.  It originated in Montgomery, AL and it started up in our hospital about 1.5 years ago.

This is taken from the Footprints Ministry website…

The Footprints Ministry is a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization that began in August of 2007 at Heritage Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL.  We began serving Baptist South hospital in Montgomery. In December of 2007 we expanded our ministry to Baptist East hospital in Montgomery. And we’ve recently expanded to serving St. Vincent’s Hospital  in Birmingham, Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville and Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster, Alabama. Footprints Ministry distributes gift bags to parents who have a baby admitted into the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Baptist East and Baptist South hospitals serve 800 babies per year from 20 surrounding counties. St. Vincent’s hospital serves around 350 babies per year. We have distributed over 1500 bags since August of 2007. In 2010, we will distribute over 2,700 Footprints bags!

Each Footprints bags contains a Bible, disposable camera(for the nurses to take pictures when the parents can’t be there), gift card to local restaurants and stores, burp cloth monogrammed with footprints, a scent blankie with poem attached for the mother to sleep with and return to the baby, travel necessities such as toothbrushes, a prayer request card, klennex, baby magazine, and pens and notepads. Each of these items are very important as most babies are premature and the families are not prepared when the baby arrives. We also do seasonal events like our Santa, Easter Bunny and Mother’s Day visit.

This ministry has touched the lives of so many families! We’ve had opportunities to meet with these families and pray with them. We’ve also made many friends through this ministry. Our prayer is that we will share the love of Christ with these families and provide comfort and encouragement to them during the most exciting and difficult time in their life

I’ve always wanted to help out but it seems that life always gets in the way.  So I was very very excited to actually make it to a bag delivery tonight!  I could not believe all of the items that were donated!  We had parenting magazines, hand sanitizer, wipes, kleenex, candy, pens, stationery, sticky notes, baby hats, swaddle blankets, burp cloths with embroidery, McDonald’s & Chic-fil-A gift cards, and other items that I just can’t remember.  It was awesome!  We made 100 bags tonight and those will go so fast.  There were 50 babies in the NICU tonight.  😦

I did meet some wonderful sweet women and it was so much fun to socialize and share our stories.  I always feel a bond with other micropreemie moms.  I really hope I can start making it to all of the meetings.  They are held once a month on a Thursday.  So if anyone has anything they would like to donate for the bags or even a monetary donation for us to purchase the items just let me know.  My email is

I think I’m ready for bed!  I was up at 4:30am the night before so I could hit the gym and then last night fell asleep around 10:15 but Mr. H woke up at 1:55am and kept me up until 3am!  His new teeth have been hurting him so bad and he was super fussy all day today.  I’m ready to kick back and relax.  Luckily tomorrow is Friday!


•September 15, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Yesterday Hudson discovered  that he could crawl between the loveseat and coffee table which is something Emma used to do all the time.  It surprised me when he tried it the first time and poor thing got stuck, and then he hit his head.  But a few minutes later he was successful!

I was trying to get him when he was between the loveseat and table but he is too fast for my camera to focus!

He also does the funny crawl when he gets to the hardwood & tile.  He will put one leg up in the air and crawl with one leg.  It is so goofy!  I don’t know if it hurts his knees or what but it is so funny looking.

And one more just b/c he’s cute!

I took these while Emma was at school yesterday and I didn’t take any of her.  I did get a video of her at dance last night and she actually participated when all of the parents came in to watch!  I was so proud!  I think she gets a little shy sometimes with everyone watching so that was a huge step.